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Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

Autobiography of Malcolm X book coverThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss The Autobiography of Malcolm X on Tuesday, February 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the small reading room on the second floor.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

graphic for Flowers for AlgernonThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes on Tuesday, January 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copies are available to pick up at the reference desk.

A screening of Charly, the award-winning film version of the novel (rated PG) starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney and Dick Van Patten will follow on Thursday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m.

"Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Henderson the Rain King book coverPlease join us for a discussion of Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King to be held on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. The talk is the latest in the series on heroic adventure in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends. The presenter will be Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

Information Session

Published on Monday, December 5, 2011

Image of homelessness Come speak with experts from the Office of Homeless Services, DC Department of Mental Health, and learn about the city's mental health services for the homeless. 

The session will take place Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor. All are invited.

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

West End Branch will not have story time sessions from December 18 to 31. Story time will resume on Tuesday, January 3, for babies - 18 months, and on Thursday, January 5, for preschoolers.

Book Club Pick of the Month

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Around the World in Eighty Days logoThe West End Book Club will meet to discuss Around the World in Eighty Days, the classic novel by Jules Verne, on Tuesday, December 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  Copes are available at the reference desk. 

A screening of the Academy-award winning film version of the novel (1956, not rated), starring David Niven, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton, will follow on Thursday, December 22, at 1:30 p.m. 

Please mark your calendars, and join us!

 

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

Stop by the West End Library for an exciting couple of hours of needle arts, the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Participants are encouraged to share their skills and learn new techniques from our expert group leader.

These sessions are intended to be informal and appeal to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. No registration is necessary.

The group meets at 2-4 p.m in the small meeting room.

A Look at the Ambrose Bierce Short Story in Print and on Film

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge item coverPlease join us for a discussion of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce plus a screening of Robert Enrico's award-winning film version of the story from 1962 (run time: 28 minutes) to be held Tuesday, November 15, at 12:30 p.m..  Copies of the short story are available at the reference desk and on the web.

Featuring GWU Professor James A. Miller

Published on Monday, October 24, 2011

The Other Wes Moore book coverJames A. Miller, Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Public History and Culture at The George Washington University, will speak on The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates  on Wednesday, November 2, in the large meeting room on the second floor. 

Refreshments will be served.  Please join us!

Check out more programs at dclibrary.org/dcreads

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book opened on Homer's "Odyssey"Please join us for a discussion of The Odyssey by Homer on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.  The talk is the latest in the series on heroic adventure in Western literature, sponsored by the West End Library Friends.  The presenter is Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University.  Refreshments will be served.

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